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Making Simple Robots by Kathy Ceceri

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Project: Make FiberBot, an E-Textile Arduino Robot

A finished FiberBot.
Figure 5-7. A finished FiberBot.

What Are E-Textiles?

E-textiles combine sewable electronic components and fiber art.

What It Does

E-textiles can receive input from sensors and switches and react with the physical environment by moving, flashing lights, producing sounds, and so on, using Arduino-compatible hardware and Arduino programming.

Where It Came From

The Arduino microcontroller board was developed in 2002 by software designer Massimo Banzi for his students at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy. His goal was to create a tool that would help nontech-savvy ...

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